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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Pres in Med-mar metals liquid bright gold etch for ceramics   
    Joanne-
    I’m wondering whether this is a metallic luster at all. Most of the comments to date have overlooked the final words of your query: “......gold antique etch.” I believe that this solution may be for achieving an antique looking patina on the liquid gold after firing the luster by “etching” the surface. 
    Try sending a personal message to Paul Lewing ( he’s a member here in the forum), as he is an expert on China paints and overglazes. If he doesn’t know directly, he has many contacts within the China painting community who were active 40+ years ago and may have had experience with this material. It is okay to tell him that I referred you to him.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Rae Reich in Med-mar metals liquid bright gold etch for ceramics   
    Joanne-
    I’m wondering whether this is a metallic luster at all. Most of the comments to date have overlooked the final words of your query: “......gold antique etch.” I believe that this solution may be for achieving an antique looking patina on the liquid gold after firing the luster by “etching” the surface. 
    Try sending a personal message to Paul Lewing ( he’s a member here in the forum), as he is an expert on China paints and overglazes. If he doesn’t know directly, he has many contacts within the China painting community who were active 40+ years ago and may have had experience with this material. It is okay to tell him that I referred you to him.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Karen B in Fill in Sliptrailing areas   
    Karen-
    Sounds like you are describing “Cuerda Seca”. Try doing a search from the main page.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Hulk in Fill in Sliptrailing areas   
    Karen-
    Sounds like you are describing “Cuerda Seca”. Try doing a search from the main page.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in How To Paint A Commercial Tile And Refire For Durability   
    BVS-
    Do a personal message to Paul Lewing here in the forum. He’s the author of the book China Paint and Overglaze. He has also done extensive painting with glazes at cone 6.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Magnolia Mud Research in How To Paint A Commercial Tile And Refire For Durability   
    BVS-
    Do a personal message to Paul Lewing here in the forum. He’s the author of the book China Paint and Overglaze. He has also done extensive painting with glazes at cone 6.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Bill Kielb in Duncan Ea1029 N Relay Schematic   
    Tim-
    if Bill’s diagram doesn’t suit your needs, you may want to talk with the folks at Paragon Industries, Mesquite TX. Here’s a like to get in touch with them.
    https://www.paragonweb.com/Kiln_Guru.cfm
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Rae Reich in How to get Wood color glaze   
    Sabbir-
    Looks like an iron oxide wash on a cream/tan clay body. Iron oxide and water (can add a little flux if needed), put on bisqued surface and wiped back with damp sponge. Leaves deposit in the texture and takes it off the high points. Doesn’t look like a glaze has been put on over the wash. Fired to mid-fire temps. Oxidation will give you a lighter highlight, whereas reduction will darken them.  Experience/experimentation will tell you how much to wipe back and how to eliminate streaks.
    Hope this helps.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Bill Kielb in Paragon kiln a-66b not firing to ^6 temp   
    Here is the link to the replacement elements on the Paragon website. May not be the cheapest way to go.
    https://www.paragonweb.com/ELA66.cfm
     
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in Toasted look on the edge of glaze   
    Liam-
    Usually sodium or potassium, though other flux materials can also cause the halo. 
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Liam V in Toasted look on the edge of glaze   
    Liam-
    Usually sodium or potassium, though other flux materials can also cause the halo. 
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Toasted look on the edge of glaze   
    Liam-
    Usually sodium or potassium, though other flux materials can also cause the halo. 
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from colekeller in The effects of temperature on slipcasting with darvan   
    Cole-
    If I’m reading Nerd’s reply correctly, it is the casting and time in the molds that is temperature sensitive, not the drying time. I suspect that he may chime in with clarification.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Rae Reich in palladium or mirror-like recipe   
    All-
    Please note that a P100 respirator is a particulate filter for dusts. What is needed is an organic vapor filter. Two distinct filters removing different things. They are often found in combination, but one does not replace the other.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Min in palladium or mirror-like recipe   
    All-
    Please note that a P100 respirator is a particulate filter for dusts. What is needed is an organic vapor filter. Two distinct filters removing different things. They are often found in combination, but one does not replace the other.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Hulk in palladium or mirror-like recipe   
    All-
    Please note that a P100 respirator is a particulate filter for dusts. What is needed is an organic vapor filter. Two distinct filters removing different things. They are often found in combination, but one does not replace the other.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from liambesaw in palladium or mirror-like recipe   
    All-
    Please note that a P100 respirator is a particulate filter for dusts. What is needed is an organic vapor filter. Two distinct filters removing different things. They are often found in combination, but one does not replace the other.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Hulk in Enquiry - Outdoor paving house   
    Dille-
    In agreement with the site to which Hulk refers. However your location will/can be a determining factor as to whether frost resistance and water absorption are issues.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Rae Reich in First porcelain fire: questions   
    Paul-
    You shouldn’t have any problems at bisque temperatures. You may experience issues closer to your final temperatures since the body fluxes start the vitrification process.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Magnolia Mud Research in DIY spray booth with waterfall   
    Shelly-
    Let’s  see if I can send just the links for the videos. I list them in order.
    1st:   https://youtu.be/BUys2Gu2rhQ
    2nd:   https://youtu.be/xcXEHiyGu-0
    3rd:   https://youtu.be/ySagsC8NwLs
    I’m hoping this works for you.
    Regards,
    Fred
     
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Pres in Repatching a wedging table   
    allenc-
    Your idea of pouring a new layer contains a flaw in the process. There will no mechanical or chemical bond between the new layer and the dry layer. This will result in chipping or flaking of the new layer which will inevitably get into your clay, causing more issues beyond those you have now.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Bill Kielb in Repatching a wedging table   
    allenc-
    Your idea of pouring a new layer contains a flaw in the process. There will no mechanical or chemical bond between the new layer and the dry layer. This will result in chipping or flaking of the new layer which will inevitably get into your clay, causing more issues beyond those you have now.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Hulk in Repatching a wedging table   
    allenc-
    Your idea of pouring a new layer contains a flaw in the process. There will no mechanical or chemical bond between the new layer and the dry layer. This will result in chipping or flaking of the new layer which will inevitably get into your clay, causing more issues beyond those you have now.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Magnolia Mud Research in Repatching a wedging table   
    allenc-
    Your idea of pouring a new layer contains a flaw in the process. There will no mechanical or chemical bond between the new layer and the dry layer. This will result in chipping or flaking of the new layer which will inevitably get into your clay, causing more issues beyond those you have now.
    Regards,
    Fred
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    Fred Sweet got a reaction from Rae Reich in Scandia Ovnen IWG350 gas kiln info   
    mr.cyclopede-
    You May want to do a little research on changing orifice sizes at Ward Burner Systems. Mark Ward has a copies of articles he has written on his website. Of particular interest to you might be the following: http://www.wardburner.com/orificesmessing.html
    He also has an orifice chart and replacement orifices available at: http://www.wardburner.com/otherproducts/orificechartsplugs.html
    If you would like to contact him directly to find out whether he can confirm the suitability for Scandinavia kilns, use the following: info@wardburner.com
    Hope this may be helpful to you.
    Regards,
    Fred
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